There are several tidbits of news to share with you this week. One thing you all need to remember is that the Miller Grove Water Supply Company’s annual board
meeting and barbecue supper is scheduled for Feb. 21. If you plan to attend, please let Sandra Garrett at the water supply office know as soon as possible so that they can order enough barbecue. I remember last year’s meeting was on Feb. 9 because of two reasons. Number one, it was the day that my brother and his wife were married. And number two, Mac Garrett recognized it being Ola Belle Luther’s 96th birthday.
Happy birthday to Hope Garrett and Melanie (Lynn) Clem on Jan. 19, James Ragan on Jan. 20, Cheri Tipps on Jan. 21, Misty (Burns) Smith on Jan. 22, Susan (Scott) Crispin and Erick Mabe on Jan. 24. I don’t have any anniversaries to share this week.
Sometimes I throw these birthdays in, and you may not know who each of the people are that I am talking about. Hopefully, you all know the individuals I’m speaking about this week, but if not, here is a little run-down on a few of them. Hope Garrett is Reba (Garrett) Williams’ brother. I have heard that his health is not good at all. He will celebrate his 86th birthday this year. Melanie Clem is Billy and Barbara Lynn’s daughter. She lives across the road from her in-laws, Peggy and Tommy Clem. Susan (Scott) Crispin is Cathy Rhodes’ sister (she is also Dwayne Wren’s niece).
By now, most of you know about Lawrence Terry’s passing as a result of his battle with pancreatic cancer. Lawrence and Linda have worked very hard over the years building a chain of Terry's Furniture stores that spread from Emory across East Texas. But you may not know that Lawrence has ties to Miller Grove. His mother, Veda Rhea (Lennon) Terry, is related to the Lennons of County Line. Lawrence’s uncle was Loyd Lennon. Loyd’s children are all known in and around Miller Grove. Loyd and Veda Rhea’s mother was Lizzie Lennon Lee, who lived in the County Line community for many years. In fact, that is where Lawrence’s little brother was killed back in 1956. Little Tommy Frank Terry was at Mrs. Lee’s home when he was riding his bicycle on what is now FM 275 when a man driving from Commerce to his home in Emory accidentally struck the child. He was only 7 years old when he passed.
I heard from Jim Potts that his father, Junior, was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He was in a Tyler hospital until Monday. I believe he is till having trouble with a staph infection.
Next week is Miller Grove school’s Spirit Week and Homecoming festivities. Each day, the students will be able to dress up to support our basketball teams in hopes of winning the homecoming game Friday night (Jan. 30) against the Sulphur Bluff Bears. If you have time, come by and see the boys and girls in action. Basketball Beau and Sweetheart will be reined in between the girls and boys games. Homecoming court will take place after the boys’ ball game. Hope to see you there.
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